Friends & Supporters

The Exchange is grateful for the support and friendship of many organisations and individuals working on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

RMIT Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform brings together passionate academics from across RMIT University and collaborators from across society to help tackle the serious challenges facing urban regions, including especially the meta-challenge of climate change. The Climate Change Exchange acknowledges the seed funding provided by the Platform.

RMIT University’s Centre for Urban Research works to connect people and ideas for sustainable urban and regional futures. The centre conducts research across diverse fields including climate change, urban governance and planning, healthy liveable cities, transport, and ecological conservation.

The ADAPT Loddon Mallee network brings together people from all walks of life across the region to learn, share knowledge, and build networks to support communities in becoming climate-ready.

ARC works to build people’s capacity to understand, manage and make change is the most practical action we can take to prepare for uncertain futures. Members of the Exchange have worked closely with ARC’s Director, Paul Ryan, on multiple projects.

City of Melbourne is the local government authority for central Melbourne – the capital of the state of Victoria – and the surrounding suburbs. CoM is committed to climate change action. They have a long-standing record on both mitigation and adaptation, including a commitment to reaching Council’s zero emissions target by 2040. You can read about their activities here.

Monash’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy highlights how they seek to reduce their energy consumption and emissions, understand and manage their climate change risks, and support community understanding or and preparedness for climate change.

Whittlesea are committed to ensuring that, as an organisation, they are taking the necessary actions to ensure they are adapting to the ongoing changes in our climate. Their Climate Ready Plan can be found here.

CCMA works to ensure the protection and sustainable development of land, vegetation and water resources within a boundary stretching from Geelong to Ballarat and along the Surf Coast to Peterborough, in the State of Victoria. You can read their Climate Change Strategy here.

EAGA is a formal collaboration of eight Councils in Melbourne’s east, working together on regional programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate regional adaptation

Professor Hartmut Fuenfgeld

Hartmut‘s research focuses on global change research, especially climate change impacts and adaptation; sustainable urban and regional development; and social vulnerability and resilience.

Through its leadership and partnerships, GBCMA works to improve the resilience of the Catchment’s people, land, biodiversity and water resources in a rapidly changing environment. Read their climate change plans here.

GBGA promotes and supports regional action on climate change. Members are drawn from the Goulburn Broken and North East CMAs, DELWP (Hume), and thirteen regional Councils. GBGA works with Local Government and other organisations to respond to climate change . 

Jesuit Social Services raise awareness of social justice issues, including Climate Justice, and social injustice by advocating social policy change and social inclusion.

Professor Mikael Granberg

Mikael is Director of Karlstad University’ Centre for Societal Risk Research and a board member of the Centre for Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS) at Uppsala University. His research focuses on political processes, including the welfare state, globalisation and ideological shifts and how they impact politics.

Manningham‘s Council Plan 2017-2021 outlines how they are seeking to reduce their environmental impact and adapt to climate change.

Melbourne Water is a statutory authority owned by the Victorian Government, managing and protecting the city’s major water resources for the community. They are adapting their operations to prepare for a changing climate, reducing their own impacts through lowering their greenhouse emissions and generating more renewable energy.

NAGA a network of nine councils in Melbourne’s north, working together to create a low-carbon, climate adaptive future.

Red Cross Australia works to save lives and support people before and after disasters strike. They work to assist our most vulnerable community members – no matter their circumstances. The Australian Red Cross engages with climate change issues in various ways. Read about some of their climate change work here.

Reos Partners are global leaders in the art and science of systemic change, helping governments, companies, and civil society organisations worldwide make progress on their most important complex challenges

SGGPCP consists of agencies dedicated to capacity building for collaboration to enhance the health and wellbeing for their communities within the Southern Grampians and Glenelg Shires. SGGPCP has been working on climate change issues since 2008. Read about their climate change work here.

VCOSS is the peak body for the state’s social and community sector. It works towards the elimination of poverty and disadvantage in all its forms, and the creation of a society where all people are supported to thrive. Their position on climate change is simple: Act. Act now. Act fairly.
Read A Climate of Fairness

WAGA is a partnership of the Cities of Brimbank, Greater Geelong, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham, and the Shire of Moorabool. WAGA councils work collaboratively to respond to climate change across the region and encourage their communities – residents and businesses – to make a transition to a low carbon society and adapt to climate change.

WGCMA manage land and water resources in the West Gippsland region, aiming to inspire partnerships and action to achieve improved catchment health. Find their climate change strategy here.

YVW is the largest of Melbourne’s three water corporations, based in Melbourne’s east. Their organisational purpose is to provide exemplary water and sanitation services that contribute to the health and wellbeing of current and future generations. This purpose sets out their commitment to a sustainable future, and their Climate Resilience Plan supports this.